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“Oaxaca, Mining-Free Territory”: Communities demand a moratorium as AMLO takes office

On December 10th, communities and civil society organizations gathered in the central plaza of Oaxaca City to present the conclusions and final report of the first Peoples’ Trial against the State and Mining Companies in Oaxaca. This historic tribunal—in which representatives of 52 Indigenous and farming communities judged corporate and government actors for polluting their land and violating their rights—has…
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12 diciembre, 2018
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Civil Society demands UN attention to Human Rights recommendations

Civil society organization “EDUCA – Una Educación Alternativa A.C.” strongly advises the UN to include the following suggestions in their final recommendations release at the end of the UPR evaluation on Human Rights in Mexico. These suggestions include and consider the current Human Rights situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, as it was documented and listed by various civil…
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5 noviembre, 2018
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Authorities Criminalize Humanitarian Aid to “Migrant Exodus” in Veracruz

In the following statement, the Human Rights Observation Mission in Veracruz denounces threats from Mexican police and immigration officials; “We have been treated like human traffickers” (Read the original statement in Spanish) Córdoba, Veracruz. November 3, 2018, 20:00 hours. Mexican federal police and immigration authorities threatened to initiate legal proceedings against Julián Verónica, priest of the Paraje Parish in the…
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4 noviembre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 8: Feminicide Violence

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights recordin November, civil societyorganizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation,from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: In Oaxaca, femicide—the killing of a woman or girl, in particular by a…
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29 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 7: Children and Adolescents

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights recordin November, civil societyorganizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation,from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: While Oaxaca does not provide concentrated, precise and transparent information on the situation…
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24 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca People’s Trial charges mining companies with violation of Indigenous rights

Affected communities joined allied organizations in demanding the cancellation of mining permits and the creation of a new Mining Law that respects Indigenous autonomy Of the 41 active mining projects in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, not one passed through a consultation process with local Indigenous communities, as required by Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization, an international…
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16 octubre, 2018
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Waste overflows at Canadian mine in Oaxaca, threatening dozens of communities

Indigenous and farming communities say Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines is responsible for environmental contamination and increased violence in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. Heavy rains caused the overflow of a tailings dam operated by Canadian company Fortuna Silver Mines in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Sunday, October 7, contaminating the Coyote Creek and threatening the primary source…
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16 octubre, 2018